The Small Pratincole, Little Pratincole, or Small Indian Pratincole (Glareola lactea), is a small wader in the pratincole family, Glareolidae.

The Small Pratincole is a resident breeder in India, Western Pakistan and southeast Asia. It breeds from December to March on gravel or sand banks in rivers, laying 2-4 eggs in a ground scrape. Breeding areas include small areas in northern Karnataka (along the Hemavathi river[2]) and northern Kerala near Kannur..

This species is only 16.5-18.5 cm in length, with a 15–16 cm wingspan. Because of its small size, the Little Pratincoles can be briefly confused in flight with swifts or swallows.

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